Surgeons at the Ruhr-Universität-Bochum clinic Bergmannsheil found that using autologous stem cells may shorten the healing time of bone.
The surgeons applied 6 to 8 milliliters of concentrated stem cells and fluid found in bone marrow directly into the periosteum tube membrane of injured bone in 20 patient cases. X-ray controls monitored the recovery progress, according to a news release.
The researchers found that the bone regeneration process had been reduced from 49 days on average without stem cells to 37 days with stem cells.
The treatment may significantly shorten the healing time in patients who have had several centimeters of bone removed from the lower leg following a serious injury or tumor extraction.